The Alternative English Dictionary: Alzheimer's disease

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Alzheimer's disease {{wikipedia}} etymology Named after (June 14, 1864 - December 19, 1915), a German neurologist who described the disease in 1906. pronunciation
  • {{enPR}}, /ˈɑːltshaɪmə(r)z/
  • {{enPR}}, /ˈæltshaɪmə(r)z/
  • {{enPR}}, /ˈɔːltshaɪmə(r)z/
  • {{enPR}}, /ˈɔːlzhaɪmə(r)z/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (neurology, disease) A disorder involving loss of mental function resulting from brain tissue changes; senile dementia of Alzheimer's type.
Synonyms: (neurology, pathology) Alzheimer's (colloquial), senile dementia (especially formerly), old timer's disease (slang)

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